Look for the best juicer… Whether you’re looking to lose weight, have more energy or just generally improve your health, drinking your own fresh fruit and vegetable juice is a powerful way to do it. We recently went all out and each did a juice fast. They were a lot of fun and really struck a chord with a lot of people wanting to reap the rewards of juicing.
One of the most frequent we get about it is “What is the best juicer?” We’ve answered that question countless times so I thought it would be helpful to post about it.
We’ve done quite a bit of testing along along with a ton of research and with surveyed actual users to find the best options. Also, we do a huge amount of juicing around here and on a tight budget we’ve become experts on getting the most out of your juicing efforts.
So with all that in mind, here’s what we recommend. Hopefully, it helps you decide on which is the best juicer for you.
Healthy Kitchen – Best Juicer Review
A good juicer will pay for itself in saved time and especially in reducing wasted produce so try not to skimp and get the best juicer you can. To help narrow your search, we broke them up into $250 – $500, $100 – $250, and sub $100 categories and listed the best for each. If you can afford the $500 + products, you’re going to do some awesome juicing, but most of don’t need that kind of power and will buy one from the categories below.
First up is the model Amy and I bought for ourselves and would highly recommend to most people. The Breville BJE510XL works like a charm, is priced within most budgets and worth every penny. The 900 watt motor easily handles everything we throw at it, and the variable speed control makes it easy to get the most juice out of a variety of produce. Breville makes a high quality product that feels solid when you use it. You can tell that it’s going last for many years to come – no cheap-o crappy pieces that are going to break off in a couple months.
It does a great job at juicing , it’s incredibly simple to use, has a nice big 3 inch feeder, and when you’re done, clean up is about a snap. I honestly can’t think of a single thing to complain about with this machine and have recommended it to friends, family and visitors to our site. In our opinion this is the best juicer for you money!
Next up is the “big dog” of the bunch, the Breville BJE820XL. With the same variable speed control and 3 inch feeder, plus dual discs and a 1200 watt motor, this is hands down the best juicer on our list. It’s, also, the most expensive. Damn the money though, you could probably juice a pine tree with this thing if you wanted!
If you have some major juicing needs and the budget to afford it, go for it. This juicer is going to have you juicing like mad and no doubt will do an even better job than our number one recommendation. I just can’t give it that number one position, because it’s overkill for most people and likely not within their budget. I’ll be jealous of anyone who picks up this model though!
Okay, so Breville is the bomb when it comes to juicers, and you want one bad! The only problem is the first two are out of your price range… Well the Breville BJE200XL may be just the ticket for you then.
It has a smaller 700 watt motor and lacks the variable speed control, but if you want a top quality juicer at a bargain price, then this is just the ticket. I know two people who decide on this model, and they both love them. You still get easy clean up, a nice big feeder, and decent power. So if you are looking to save a little or just don’t have a need for the bigger juicers, then this would be a great option for you.
Here’s a different style and brand that is also well recommended. All the juicers are centrifugal (spinning) except the Omega J8005 which is a masticating (grinding) model.
If you are looking to juice much finer leafy type veggies, especially wheat grass, you may want to consider one of these. It operates at a much slower speed and will do a better job getting the most juice out of the really soft produce.
I’m including this model to be thorough with your options, but unless you have a specific need, you might want to stick with one of the Brevilles. If you do need a slower speed model, though, this one was highly recommended.
Note: This model does more than just juicing. It can be used to make peanut butter, baby food, coffee, flour, etc…
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth isn’t the best juicer in the world, but it’s pretty darn good for the price. It’s not going to juice quite as well as the Breville juicers and probably won’t last as long, but at this price it’s practically a disposable unit. I included this model, because I’ve spoke with a lot of people who are interested in juicing, but are unsure if it is right for them. Understandably, they don’t want to risk a large investment in an expensive juicer, so I we included this model as an option for a trial run.
Just keep in mind that your juicing experience might not be quite as enjoyable. The smaller feed and lower watt motor will make for more work, and you will probably spend a bit more on produce.
Everyone has different needs and budgets, and the best juicer for you will depend greatly on your personal situation. These five listed are the best values I could find for each price range and will do the trick for the vast majority of people. Check them out, and decide which one will fit your needs.
Now if only I could find a pizza juicer,
Randy “The Best Juicer Geek” Lee
P.S. Drop a note in the comments if you see a sale on any of them, so we can be sure everyone gets the best deal on the best juicer!